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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bottle conditioned only. Previously 8.0%.
Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smith’s date back more than a century with the individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Gradually the casks soak in more & more of the character of the ale fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. Yorkshire Stingo is aged for at least a year, matured in these well-used oak casks in the brewery’s underground cellars deriving fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and slight oaky flavours, before being further naturally conditioned in bottle.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndresTM (362) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Overripe fruits, vanilla, wood, caramel, wild apples, raisins, and lots of booze in the aroma. Layered and complex, but a bit overwhelming. The taste is milder, maltier, and sweeter, but it’s still pretty boozy. Plain, watery mouthfeel with practically no carbonation. I’d like to try this again, maybe a fresher bottle.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Candied sugar, toffee malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy brown-amber with large light tan head. Sweet rock candy, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Light alcohol finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (886) - CROATIA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; sweet dark fruit aroma with caramel, alcohol, and oak; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and a hint of spice; finish is dry and bitter with oak and a little spice; another good beer from Samuel Smith

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1650) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2015
NIce barrel aroma, vanilla oak. Quick fading head. Taste is carbonation, sweetness, barrel, light vanilla. no sour (impressive for cask). Palate is a bit overcarbonated but full body (expected at 9%) Overall a nice beer. Its like Firestone walker DBA on steroids.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrunoSanchez (177) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
Ale inglese da carattere! Colore ambrato scuro con schiuma pannosa. Al naso molto profumata con note di brandy. In bocca corposa, ben bilanciata tra dolcezza e secchezza. Il sapore ricorda la frutta candita in liquore con un punto biscottato. Finale persistente. Un grande classico ma non molto beverina... una birra da "divano"

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1344) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at the Maypole, Cambridge. £8.00 but I know it can run upward of £12 in London, and you gotta spend money to make money... Light brown with a rust/orange hue. I’ve poured this badly & given it a fairly big cream-coloured head. Aroma isn’t all that forthcoming: raisins/figs and a bit of sour mash whiskey. Sweet/spicy taste, intense and chewy. A fair bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice chewy palette with gum-numbing carbonation. It’s good, but not mind-blowingly so, and to be honest with the price and the hype, a little more intensity wouldn’t go amiss.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mackeon (148) - - MAY 6, 2015
They don’t do much wrong at Samuel Smith’s. This is yet another great beer from Tadcaster. Rich aroma, full-bodied, somewhat smoky, a very finely-tuned brew. And I just love that artwork.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1644) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark straw body. The aroma is dark grains, oak and a little candy. The taste is earthy, dirt, and dark fruits. Mild sweetness. The texture is medium. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, 29/03/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is rich fruit, spice, raisens, malt, fruit cake mix. Taste comprises spiec, toffee, rich fruit loaf, dates, mince meat, toffee. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent strong, plenty of depth in this number.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle from a deli in Northallerton. Pours amber with a frothy cream head that fades quite quickly. The taste is quite sharp, sour citrus with orange notes especially. Some cough medicine notes along with noticable booze. A little oak in the finish. A interesting beer that wasn’t quite what i was expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (195) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma: alcohol, leather, oak Appearance: amber, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,


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